Let’s put an end to bullying – sign the pledge and take part, now! As a mother of two, I feel strongly about teaching anti-bullying behavior. I talk to my 5-year old daughter about being compassionate towards her peers at school. I remember being picked on at school and don’t want either one of my children to go through the same horrible experience.
It wasn’t until I got to High School and I was in my Driver’s Education class did I have my first experience with a bully. My bully sat behind me and would spit spit balls at me, flick my hair, and taunt me with little things she’d say. I didn’t know what to do. I was embarrassed by the entire thing and felt like I was all alone. Back then no one really talked about bullying like they do today. I never told anyone about this, not even my mother. I felt ashamed and didn’t want anyone to know. The class was over quickly, it only last about for 1 semester. If I could go back and do it all over again I would have told my teacher. Thinking back now I don’t know why I didn’t tell anyone, I would have probably been moved and everything would have been fine. But you know what they say, hindsight is 20/20.
Being bullied or being mistreated by others can make you feel so alone. I would sometimes feel so isolated. Why me? I knew I needed to learn to stand up for myself but didn’t know where to start.
By signing the pledge, you are helping to make a difference and standing up for this horrible behavior. Please, join me in the effort to put an end to bullying.
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